The new Star Trek: Deep Space Nine DVD box set hits stores next Tuesday – the first reissue of the popular Trek series in North America since the original 2003 release – and today we’ve got the first hands-on photos of the new collection!
This new space-saving box set contains all seven seasons in three DVD cases, with two three-year Epik Pak cases and the final season of the show in a traditional seven-disc pack.
The cover art for each case is, frankly, gorgeous – the colorful, stained-glass look to each design (and the outer box, as well) gives the impression of looking through one of the mystical Orbs of the Prophets, with those distinctive crystal facets on every face of the packaging.
Inside each case, the artwork contains the colorful patterns – along with a breakdown of each disc’s video content.
As expected, the discs themselves are identical to the original 2003 DVDs released in North America – save for the lack of disc art found on those first sets – right down to the on-screen menus.
Like those 2003 sets, all of the special features released through Best Buy-exclusive bonus discs (seen below) are not contained in this new collection. While they are part of the standard Deep Space Nine DVD sets outside of North America – due to different contractual requirements in Europe and elsewhere – they’re not part of this set.
(Fortunately for Enterprise and The Next Generation, the Blu-ray sets for those shows contained all the original Best Buy content in their HD collections.)
Also left out is David Livingston’s audio commentary track on “Crossover,” recorded specifically for the Alternate Realities Fan Collective DVD set back in 2008.
Despite the exclusion of the Best Buy content, this new North American DVD box set is the most affordable way ever to bring the entire Deep Space Nine saga home for fans in the USA and Canada – for a sale price of under $100 USD, this entire collection is near or below the 2003 single-season DVD prices.
And while the series is, of course, available through a multitude of streaming platforms, the DVDs are the highest-quality presentation of the spin-off series available in the marketplace, since the outlook for a future high-definition remastering doesn’t appear to be coming anytime soon.
So if you’ve been holding off for all these years on buying Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – or if your old season sets have started to fall apart (something affecting many!) – now’s a great time to revisit the Bajoran sector.
You can order this new box set through our link below. Otherwise, you’ll find the box set (as well as newly-packaged individual seasons) in stores February 7.